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Top 100 Quotes About Pretending

#1. In a fallacious world where we live; it is much easy to create a God rather than pretending to find one. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
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#2. There is no pretending I love you and I will love you until you die. And if there is life after that, I will love you then. - Author: Jace Wayland
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#3. Damn it, Emerson, just stop!" he yelled. "Stop pretending you don't care. Why won't you let me in? Why won't you let me care about you? Because for some maddening reason, I do! - Author: Kimberly Lauren
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#4. We're actors in our lives, pretendin' to be who we want people to think we are. - Author: Simone Elkeles
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#5. While it is always possible to wake a person who's sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#6. As a little girl she had liked looking at her palms against the light, the red peeking through her closed fingers. Once she had shown it to her father and he had kissed her fingertips, pretending to eat them. - Author: Paolo Giordano
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#7. It reminds me of how grandmother always had the right costume for me to wear. You wear the right outfit and you feel like the person you're pretending to be. - Author: John Boyne
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#8. We all pretend for a while or for a lifetime. But pretending is not living ... I believe that God meant for life to take our breath away, sometimes because of the sheer joy of it all and sometimes because of the severe pain. To choose living over pretending means that we will know both. - Author: Angela Thomas
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#9. The disappointments seemed to escape the family's notice, though. That was another of their quirks: they had a talent for pretending that everything was fine. Or maybe it wasn't a quirk at all. Maybe it was just further proof that the Whitshanks were not remarkable in any way whatsoever. - Author: Anne Tyler
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#10. The real self is who you are when you're at home, when you're comfortable, and the false self is what you're pretending - and the reason you pretend is because you want to create a character for the surroundings you're within. - Author: Benjamin Clementine
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#11. He was quiet. I said nothing, hoping that maybe, for once, he'd stop pretending he was okay. Then I could, too. That we could both forget the roles that had so long bound us. - Author: Megan Hart
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#12. Just as no significant work of art can be created without the element of irrationality that is in fact the artist's talent." p.179
"He wondered if there was a greater distance than the one between two people in the same bed pretending to sleep." p.213 - Author: Henning Mankell
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#13. I'm tired of saying, "How wonderful you are!" to fool men who haven't got one-half the sense I've got, and I'm tired of pretending I don't know anything, so men can tell me things and feel important while they're doing it. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#14. Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#15. It was my idea. It's the safest way, but it's strange pretending to be something different. It's like there's a glass wall between us. Like I can't touch him or ... reach him. I don't like the way it feels. - Author: Veronica Rossi
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#16. I speak for an art ... weary of its puny exploits, weary of pretending to be able, of being able, of doing a little better the same old thing, of going a little further along a dreary road. - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#17. How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we're not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think? - Author: Katie McGarry
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#18. The greater our cognitive dissonance, the more creative our rationalizations, and the more important we will make the goals that we are pretending to accomplish. - Author: Hugh Howey
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#19. We all did. But running away from it never made me feel better. Pretending it hadn't happened was slowly killing me." Sarah hugged the album to her chest, her eyes filling with tears again. "Thank you for this. Ignore the tears. You've made me - Author: Ruth Cardello
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#20. I realized that's all I've ever wanted. You're all I've ever wanted, Evangeline. I'm tired of pretending that's not true. I'm tired of thinking I can replace you with someone else. Anyone else. I'm tired of not being with you. - Author: D.L. White
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#21. God's eyes readily see beyond our actions, for our actions are simply fear and selfishness pretending to be us. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#22. Growing up in Nashville, especially in a music business family, means growing up with knowledge that seems like common sense until later in life when you realize people spend thousands of dollars a semester trying to learn or pretending to learn while looking for some intern job on music row. - Author: Caitlin Rose
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#23. About their wedding on a beach of Nantucket, after nearly 50 years together as a couple: "After years of being who we truly were only in the privacy of our homes or with a few friends, we were out in the world, under the sky, no longer pretending." - Norman Sunshine, co-author, Double Life - Author: Norman Sunshine
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#24. Pretending to be 'normal' is a lot harder than you think. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#25. Maybe. But you know, when you love someone you love them. And every day you sit back pretending that you don't is one less day you have with him. - Author: Katie Klein
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#26. It is much harder to pretend than it is to simply be who you already are. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#27. You can't fit in with people by pretending to be just like they are; you fit in by engaging in a dialogue about your differences, and by putting aside the assumption that your way of life is in any way preferable to theirs. - Author: Andrew Solomon
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#28. Lysandra said softly, "I will not apologize to you. I serve her. And I am willing to spend the rest of my life pretending to be her so that her sacrifice isn't in vain - " "You - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#29. Hell, is trying to do what you can't do, trying to be what you're not - Author: Anzia Yezierska
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#30. Maybe if you spend your life pretending you're on a movie set, you don't ever have to admit that the walls are made out of paper and the food is plastic and the words in your mouth aren't really yours. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#31. You've seen how they make movies like Star Wars and stuff. They're never really there. They're in front of a green screen just pretending to be jumping around. - Author: Rider Strong
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#32. Additionally, I have spent approximately 1,736 hours of this one precious life waiting for the man to finish and pretending that felt good. And I want a refund. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#33. The overall commentary on what I'm doing is saying, 'Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it's all up to me. And the truth is, we are all - basically the universe - pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time. With a little self-induced amnesia. - Author: RuPaul
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#34. You are not a spiritual being in a monkey body you are a monkey pretending to be a spiritual being controlling itself. - Author: Christopher Zzenn Loren
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#35. I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. - Author: James Taylor
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#36. This thing with us is the only real thing I've had in a long time. You're the only real thing." He raised our hands and kissed my knuckles. "And I'm done pretending I don't want you. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
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#37. Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone - Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
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#38. Pretending something doesn't matter doesn't make it matter less. - Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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#39. I laughed. "I don't care if you're nice or not. I just want you to be you. No more pretending. I think it's time we all got to know the real Logan Lyke."
"What if I don't know who the real me is?" he asked.
"Then I guess you better find yourself," I smiled. - Author: Micalea Smeltzer
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#40. She went on to avow that she was tired of just pretending to meet people. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#41. The grace of God sets us free from a life of perfection, performing, and pretending. - Author: Tullian Tchividjian
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#42. calling something 'blessed' has become the go-to term for those who want to boast about an accomplishment while pretending to be humble," observes writer Jessica Bennett.[12] - Author: John Ortberg
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#43. Don't assume you are more creative or better than anyone, because some people with better stuffs are just pretending to be dumb for a while. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#44. But there was no use pretending: I was not the sort of person who counted blessings; I was the sort of person for whom there could never be enough blessings. - Author: Jamaica Kincaid
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#45. Charles, we should never stop pretending. Pretending can lead to wishing. Wishing then leads to hoping. Hoping then moves to dreaming. Dreaming can then lead to planning. If we are lucky, some plans come true. - Author: John J. Siefring
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#46. But it had another layer to it, because imitating crass people was kind of liberating - like pretending to be a child or a crazy person. It was something you could do only with someone you really trusted, someone who knew how capable and good you actually were. - Author: Miranda July
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#47. They didn't change; they just got tired of pretending. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#48. How can love let it go when it has no place to go? And I can't go along pretending that love isn't here to stay ... Catch me I'm falling for you ... - Author: Toni Gonzaga
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#49. I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#50. Today's zealots are mostly those pretending to be anti-religious. - Author: Criss Jami
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#51. The past is not the present: pretending it is corrupts art and thus both rots the mind and shrivels the imagination and conscience. - Author: Paul Fussell
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#52. Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#53. We might mean different things. How can you tell? Only by reading each of us carefully and seeing what each of us has to say - not by pretending that we are both saying the same thing. We're often saying very different things. - Author: Bart D. Ehrman
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#54. Be real, because a mask only fools people on the outside. Pretending to be someone you're not takes a toll on the real you, and the real you is more important than anyone else. - Author: Alex Gaskarth
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#55. My success has depended wholly on putting things over on people, so I'm not sure that I'm that great a role model. I am, however, an expert on pretending to be an expert on pretending to be an expert. - Author: Meryl Streep
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#56. Any barrier, I had learned
even a potential one
was best breached by pretending urgency. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#57. When real things are so wonderful, what is the point of pretending? - Author: E. M. Forster
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#58. I didn't want to pretend anymore. Didn't want to keep pretending she was dead when she'd been the only person who'd ever made me feel alive. Didn't want to keep pretending she meant nothing when she meant everything. - Author: A.L. Jackson
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#59. I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships. - Author: Kurt Cobain
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#60. In this divine game of hide-and-seek
stop pretending
there is any place to hide. - Author: Ivan M. Granger
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#61. Like I told you on Thanksgiving, pretending is a lousy way to get through life. - Author: Jennifer R. Hubbard
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#62. That is what we have been feinting towards for a year of our lives: pretending like it was going to happen, acting like it was going to happen, and making you think it was going to happen. I like to work from the back forward. - Author: David Mandel
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#63. Naturally one would rather be a broad artist with power to evoke beauty from every phase of experience
but when one unmistakably isn't such an artist, there's no sense in bluffing and faking and pretending that one is. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#64. What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending ... we gotta let ourselves be. - Author: Christina Aguilera
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#65. Pretending is a very valuable life skill. - Author: Meryl Streep
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#66. Did he know that she was so dissatisfied with herself that she was always pretending to be different? Probably he did, and despised her for it. More than anyone she knew, Joe Willard was always, fearlessly, himself. - Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
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#67. I'm not pretending to be ingenuous; I know what I'm doing. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#68. Nothing enlarges the gulf of atheism more than the wide passage that lies between the faith and lives of men pretending to teach Christianity. - Author: Benjamin Stillingfleet
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#69. I felt lonely then. This is the time when you need somebody. This is the time when it is good to have a wife, and children, to absorb your grief, to hold on to you. This is when you pay, and pay and pay, for pretending that you don't need anybody. - Author: Rick Bragg
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#70. I watched him playing with the long blades of grass, weaving them into patterns as he hummed an unfamiliar song, a waltz.
"What are you doing?" I asked him.
"I'm letting you get used to the idea of me," he said idly. "I'm pretending to be harmless. Is it working?"
"Until you smile," ( ... ) - Author: Delilah S. Dawson
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#71. It's time to stop pretending that you're somebody else. No, you can't change this world, but you can change yourself. - Author: Glenn Frey
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#72. Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd. - Author: China Mieville
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#73. It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues. - Author: Neil Young
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#74. Shutting your eyes and pretending something's not happening doesn't make it not true, Jace. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#75. Something out of childhood whistles through this space, a sense of games and half-made selves, but it's not that you're pretending to be someone else. You're pretending to be exactly who you are. That's the curious thing. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#76. Pretending that the world's religions are the same does not make our world safer. Like all forms of ignorance, it makes our world more dangerous. What we need on this furiously religious planet is a realistic view of where religious rivals clash and where they can cooperate. - Author: Stephen R. Prothero
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#77. I knew it," she snapped. "You're no different from all men. You're just another jerk pretending to be single! I didn't wanna wrap a lie into a Christmas present anyway. - Author: Maha Erwin
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#78. You're learning. So why don't we stop pretending? It's so much easier when you give up all those illusions and realize that the only justice you'll get in this life is the justice you dish out. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, mate. You need to sharpen your teeth. Don't get angry. Get even. - Author: Barry Jonsberg
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#79. The problem with holiness is that once we look into the face of it we are no longer capable of taking that which is odious and filthy and somehow pretending that it's translucent and clean. In other words, we have to do one of the most revolting things possible; we have to face ourselves. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#80. It's a long story," I said. "The short version is Diesel and I are pretending to get married, so we can get Kloughn to marry Valerie." "Does Morelli know about this?" "It's pretend." "I'm not even gonna ask if Ranger knows. Poor ol' Diesel here be dead if Ranger knew. - Author: Janet Evanovich
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#81. Dear today,
i spend all of you pretending i'm okay when i'm not, pretending i'm happy when i'm not, pretending about everything to everyone. - Author: Nina LaCour
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#82. I was sick of pretending, sick of selling my feelings for a dollar a day. - Author: Anne Moody
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#83. We need more Contending and less Blending and Pretending - Author: Joe Joe Dawson
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#84. Olivia, I'll put on a show in front of your friends, at your work, whenever we're in public. But I'm growing tired of pretending when we're alone. Don't tempt me. - Author: Jessica Hawkins
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#85. Sometimes I have to pretend I feel brave before I actually do. Sometimes I never make it past the pretending part. But those days are getting fewer and further between. - Author: Nicole Williams
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#86. They're a symbol of the whole town, pretending to fight, love, weep and laugh all the time - and they're phonies, all of them. And I head the list ... their phony hearts were dripping with the milk of human kindness. - Author: Ben Hecht
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#87. Sometimes, you feel that you're unwanted, in someone's life when you're actually the best thing happened in their entire life, it's just too hard, to recognize if they really want you or if they're pretending to want you. - Author: Amna.s
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#88. Every time we pretend to know something, we are doing the same: protecting our own reputation rather than promoting the collective good. None of us want to look stupid, or at least overmatched, by admitting we don't know an answer. - Author: Steven D. Levitt
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#89. So it wasn't actually that bad, it took a couple of weeks to sort of get used to uh, you know, standing around and pretending to have ice shoot out of your hand, but once you got used to that it uh, it was actually not that hard. - Author: Shawn Ashmore
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#90. All your life you pretend to be someone else, and it turns out that you were someone else pretending to be you. - Author: Robert Breault
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#91. She had a knack for relieving the tension in a room by pretending my rudeness away with cooking. Many, many chickens had given up their lives to cover my conversationalist shortcomings. - Author: Molly Harper
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#92. I don't really believe in pretending to be happy when you're not. Mostly I believe that you should burden your friends with your problems. - Author: Barbara Park
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#93. That's because Narnia was a Christian allegory pretending to be a fantasy series, you asshole," said one of the other boys. "C.S. Lewis never went through any doors. He didn't know how it worked. He wanted to tell a story, and he'd probably heard about kids like us, and he made shit up. - Author: Seanan McGuire
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#94. We ought to punish pitilessly that shameful pretence of friendly intercourse. I like a man to be a man, and to show on all occasions the bottom of his heart in his discourse. Let that be the thing to speak, and never let our feelings be beneath vain compliments - Author: Moliere
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#95. Understanding the past requires pretending that you don't know the present. It requires feeling its own pressure on your pulses without any ex post facto illumination. - Author: Paul Fussell
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#96. In short? It is exhausting being me. Pretending to be normal is draining and requires amazing amounts of energy and Xanax. - Author: Jenny Lawson
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#97. If you re not speaking your own truth, you will never be able to be all you are meant to be. You cannot be pretending to be somebody else. - Author: Oprah Winfrey
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#98. And they can't understand, what hurts more - Missing the other person, or pretending not to. - Author: Khadija Rupa
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#99. Sometimes when Sam's pretending to be in love with me, my stomach does funny things."
"Well, get some milk of magnesia and stop it. - Author: Libba Bray
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#100. For the first time, in Golconda, she had practiced Larry's choice of withdrawing if the people were not of quality. Of preferring solitude to the effort of pretending he was interested in them. - Author: Anais Nin
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